Defender Heffernan joins Heart

November 26, 2009
Central Coast defender Dean Heffernan has signed a multi-year deal to join new A-League club Melbourne Heart.

Heffernan, 29, is the new franchise's third signing, after Gold Coast's Kristian Sarkies and Newcastle's Matt Thompson agreed terms earlier this week.

Although Heffernan made his name as a left-back with the Mariners, Heart coach John van't Schip plans to use him more in a central defensive position.

"Dean is a modern-day defender, with great distribution ...

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